Which is the best tool to extract COM information?
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  • can you give a little more detail on what you are looking for.
  • COM like communication ports? USB? Firewire? Thunderbolt?
  • The self reg entries which contains .dll files which need to be regsitered. For that purpose which is the efficent tool?
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RegSvr32.exe is The Best.


Answered 06/25/2014 by: egiberne
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InstallShield and the defunct Wise have a com extraction tool.

The InstallShield one only works is you working with an ISM, it does not work directly editing an MSI.
As a bit of a work around, you can add a new component, use the wizard, then choose COM Server, when you add the file, there is a tick box option to extract the COM info.

hope that helps

Answered 06/28/2014 by: Badger
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Yes, the WiseComCapture.exe in any of the Wise packaging tools would help in this respect.
Answered 07/02/2014 by: EdT
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Yes. For AdminStudio - C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield\2013\Support\RegSpyUI.exe
Answered 07/02/2014 by: IHoff
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